More than 2 million people have been affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. An estimated 80,000 people have been displaced and at least 240 people have been killed. The death toll is rising fast, with over 1,000 predicted lost.
Christian Aid is already on the ground in Malawi and Zimbabwe. In Malawi, over 992,000 have been affected – including more than 75,900 displaced – while in Zimbabwe over 12,000 people have been affected, with at least 200 people reported missing and 98 deaths, according to early estimates.
Homes, schools and health facilities have been demolished, roads have been blocked, and water and sanitation infrastructures have been destroyed, heightening the risk of water-borne diseases. Heavy rains and floods continue to devastate agricultural activities, impacting livelihoods in the long term. Survivors – especially those in remote areas – are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and medicine.
We pray to support those whose lives have been torn apart by Cyclone Idai and those who are working hard to save lives under unimaginable circumstances.
Christian Aid is there before, during and after an emergency to save lives and support people long term. If you are able please help the recovery effort and donate to the appeal.
For more information and how to donate please visit: christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/cyclone-idai-appeal